Melbourne Shopping Holiday Guide

Whatever your taste for shopping, or more importantly your budget, Melbourne has the lot! From specialty shops along historic laneways and city arcades to modern multi-storey shopping malls. Melbourne is a Shopping Heaven!

  • As a child it was a huge adventure to head into the city and visit the Myer and David Jones department stores in the Bourke Street Mall. Today there are so many more city shopping options.
  • Melbourne Central has more than 300 stores and its own City Loop railway station – Oroton, Country Road, Morrissey, Marcs, RM Willilams.
  • QV is the newest laneway precinct mixing high-end fashion and lifestyle retailers aimed at inner city dwellers – Domayne, Aesop, Charlie Brown.
  • Even the historic Melbourne General Post Office (now Melbourne’s GPO) has been converted into a serious blend of high level fashion and food – Lisa Ho, Metalicus, Zimmerman, Mimco, Akira.
  • The top, or Paris end, of the tree-lined Collins Street is home to high end jewellery and fashion designers – Georg Jensen, Bvlgari, Tiffany & Co, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Gucci.
  • There are some beautiful historic buildings like the European styled The Block Arcade. The Royal Arcade is the oldest shopping arcade in Melbourne and dates back to 1869!
  • Located on the banks of the Yarra River and at the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct is Southgate. An eclectic mix of art, fashion and homewares shopping mixed with award winning dining and Australia art galleries.
  • Stroll along the riverfront promenade to Crown. As well as the 5star hotel and casino, Crown is designer label paradise – Burberry, Versace, Prada, Louis Vuitton and MontBlanc are all here.
  • HarbourTown is Melbourne’s newest shopping precinct, located in the heart of Docklands. The first stores opened at the end of October 2008 with a mix of brand direct outlets and specialty stores, dining and entertainment.

If you would like to read more about shopping in Melbourne including Markets, South Yarra and suburban malls, click here to read our full blog post on Melbourne Shopping.

See the list below for some centrally located Melbourne Hotels close to the shopping areas. You can drop off your parcels and keep on shopping!

Mantra City Central

4 star
318 Little Bourke St Melbourne 3000 Australia

Located in the heart of Melbourne, Mantra City Central offers modern apartments with stylish décor. The property is next door to the iconic shopping destination, The Emporium Melbourne. Mantra City Ce...more

3 self rated
327 Bourke Street Mall Melbourne 3000 Australia

Located on Bourke Street Mall in the vibrant heart of Melbourne CBD, Causeway Inn On The Mall offers comfortable rooms featuring a small refrigerator, an in-room safety deposit box and an LCD TV with...more

5 self rated
8 Whiteman Street Melbourne 3006 Australia

Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marble bathrooms. Ea...more

4 self rated
1 - 5 Spencer Street Melbourne 3008 Australia

Crown Plaza Melbourne is located on the banks of the Yarra River opposite Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino, just 5 minutes' drive from the central business district. It feat...more

4.5 star
26 Flinders Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

With a stay at Hotel Lindrum Melbourne - MGallery Collection, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, steps from Treasury Gardens and minutes from City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourne. This 5-star...more

Mantra 100 Exhibition

4 star
100 Exhibition Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Mantra 100 Exhibition is located directly in Melbourne's CBD amongst the fashion precinct of the city. The hotel is 5 minutes' walk from theatres and entertainment areas. Mantra provides large, modern...more

Mantra on The Park

4 star
333 Exhibition Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Mantra offers self-contained accommodation with a private balcony and views of the city skyline or Carlton Gardens. It features a swimming pool and sauna. Mantra...more

4 star
11-17 Cohen Place Melbourne 3000 Australia

Punthill Apartment Hotel - Little Bourke offers modern accommodation in Melbourne's Chinatown. All self-contained apartments include high-speed internet access and flat-screen cable TV. Punthill Apart...more

5 self rated
25 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Located in Melbourne CBD, Sofitel On Collins provides luxurious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city, bay or park views. It features a fitness centre and massage services. Sofit...more

5 self rated
111 Spring Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Established in 1883, this historic hotel combines classic style with modern facilities. Located next door to the Princess Theatre, The Hotel Windsor offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Melbour...more

5 self rated
1 Southgate Avenue Melbourne 3006 Australia

Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, The Langham Melbourne features an indoor swimming pool with views across the city. The elegant interior includes a grand marble staircase, cascading fountains...more

4.5 star
195 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

With a stay at The Swanston Hotel Melbourne Grand Mercure, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, steps from Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Town Hall. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Crown Casino...more

4 self rated
Corner Southgate Avenue and Riverside Quay Melbourne 3006 Australia

Just 600 metres from Southbank Promenade on the Yarra River, Travelodge Southbank offers rooms with en suite bathroom, kitchenette and cable TV. The popular Bourke Street Mall shopping area is 10 minu...more

Quest On Lonsdale

4 star
43 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Quest on Lonsdale offers apartment-style serviced accommodation in the heart of Melbourne CBD, 350 metres from Parliament RailwayStation. These self-contained apartments have individually controlled a...more

Mantra on Russell

4 star
222 Russell Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Mantra on Russell offers self-contained accommodation with flat-screen satellite TV. The property features a heated swimming pool, a fitness centre and a hot tub...more

Mantra Southbank

4 star
31 City Road, Southbank Melbourne 3006 Australia

Easily accessible and located within a short walk from Melbourne CBD, Mantra Southbank is situated 1.5 km from major sporting venues including both the MCG and Melbourne Arena. The Crown Casino is 700...more

Fraser Place Melbourne

4 star
19 Exploration Lane Melbourne 3000 Australia

Fraser Place Melbourne incorporates stylish designer décor with the comforts of home. Each spacious studio apartment includes a kitchenette with state-of-the-art appliances and sleek modern furnishing...more

3 self rated
265 Little Bourke Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Located in the heart of Melbourne, Mercure Welcome is a 10-minute walk from Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. All rooms include cable TV, air conditioning, heating and a refrigerator. Eac...more

4 self rated
131 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Enjoy some of the best views in Melbourne CBD, from the heated rooftop swimming pool at Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne. Located in the heart of the theatre district, it offers a choice of 2 restaura...more

4 self rated
187 City Road Melbourne 3006 Australia

Featuring a private balcony with floor to ceiling windows, Melbourne Short Stay Apartments are only 4 minutes’ walk from Crown Casino and 13 minutes' walk from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition. The...more

4 self rated
180 City Road, Southbank Melbourne 3006 Australia

Located in the heart of the bustling Southbank precinct, Melbourne Short Stay at SouthbankONE offers self-contained accommodation just an 8-minute walk from Crown Casino and 12 minutes' walk from Melb...more

4 self rated
2-4 Marmion Place, New Quay Melbourne 3008 Australia

The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands is located in Melbourne’s vibrant waterfront district of NewQuay. These self-catering apartments offer a private balcony, plus access to a fitness centre. Most...more

4 self rated
250 Elizabeth Street Melbourne 3000 Australia

Just 300 metres from Melbourne Central Station and Bourke Street Mall, Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Guests enjoy a fitness centre, hot tub, sauna and an outdoo...more

4 self rated
63 Whiteman Street Melbourne 3006 Australia

City Tempo - Whiteman St is located just 260 metres from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and 400 metres from Crown Casino. These stylish apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows with panor...more

5 self rated
1 Parliament Square, Off Parliament Place Melbourne 3002 Australia

This 5-star hotel offers an award-winning restaurant, luxurious accommodation and spa facilities, just 1.5 km from Melbourne’s city centre. It is a 4-minute walk from popular shopping precinct Collins...more

4 self rated
66 Aurora Lane, Docklands Melbourne 3008 Australia

This Travelodge is located in Melbourne’s Docklands area, just 200 metres from Etihad Stadium. It offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and en suite bathrooms. Guests receive 100MBs of free W...more

Quest Southbank

4 self rated
12-16 Kavanagh Street Melbourne 3006 Australia

Quest Southbank offers spacious modern apartments in a quiet location, only 150 metres from the restaurants along Southbank Promenade. Each includes a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony. Que...more


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